DISCOVERED: Anthony Joshua shouted to Kubrat Pulev, “I don’t give that much about my titles, but I’ll get you down” as new footage of their heated lullabies surfaced – and it turns out they kept rowing the rules afterwards!
- Tension arose during Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev’s last weigh-in
- The two heavyweights stood face to face and exchanged bitter words
- Joshua repeated his Bulgarian challenger repeatedly to humiliate himself
- Pulev goaded Joshua and insisted that he was “incredible” and a “better boxer”.
Anthony Joshua struggled to maintain his cool composure during a heated final exchange with heavyweight challenger Kubrat Pulev and told the Bulgarian that he had no problem with his successes.
While the testosterone was flowing, the two men stood on the court on Friday when Pulev tried to goad his opponent one last time and use the last-minute mind games.
Known for his low-key manner, Joshua quickly found his blood was boiling and pointed a finger at his Bulgarian rival’s face when security guards quickly intervened.
Anthony Joshua put a hand on his rival’s shoulder and told him to humiliate himself.
Joshua gave Kubrat Pulev, a man eight years his senior, a dressing before the fight
“Let me tell you something, let me tell you something, humble yourself,” Joshua was heard saying to Pulev, who had begun to go into a frenzy.
“Tomorrow I’ll finish you off, humiliate you.”
Joshua then received a trash talk from a member of Pulev’s entourage that was inaudible on camera, even though it appeared to be a suggestion that Joshua get in line.
The British heavyweight superstar quickly made an exception and snapped back: “I will do what I want Bruv, I am the champion and I will go how I go if he wants to act like that.”
The two heavyweight stars will meet with Joshua’s titles on Saturday evening
Joshua turned his attention back to Pulev and decided to give the eight-year-old man a dressing.
Joshua stared straight into the eyes of his opponents and said to Pulev, “Your attitude is wrong.
“I’m done for today. You talk too much, brother. Whoever you’ve been with, with those fighters you’ve fought with, you have it in your head, you can fight someone like me.
“Tomorrow we go to war, but now you humble yourself. Don’t come in here and run your mouth. ‘
Pulev was eager to answer and said, “You know me. I respect you, but I’ll show you tomorrow before I try to reel off his list of achievements in sports. Joshua didn’t benefit from it, however.
‘Olympic champion, world champion …
Joshua quickly interjected, ‘I don’t care. I swear to god you try your best and we’ll see who is the last to stand. For many years in boxing, people like you have talked.
“I’ll show you tomorrow,” said Pulev. “You know I’m better. You know i’m amazing ‘
Pulev repeatedly tried to goad Joshua, telling his rival that he was “incredible” and a “better boxer”.
The two men will meet on Saturday evening at London’s SSE Arena in the shadow of Wembley Stadium. Every Joshua title is at stake.
Boxing fans eagerly await the result of the blockbuster showdown in the hope that Joshua will sweep his opponent aside and take a step closer to making an all-British showdown with rival Tyson Fury a reality.
Eager to have the last word before the headline event on Saturday, Pulev called to Joshua as he walked to the door, “I respect you my friend, I don’t hate you. But tomorrow will be a good day for me because I’m a better boxer. ‘